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Nishant Agarwal


  • The University of Western Australia (M250), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Mr Nishant Agarwal is currently a Lecturer of Accounting in the Accounting and Finance discipline of the UWA Business School. Nishant completed his doctoral studies in Accounting in June 2018 from the Indian School of Business (ISB), India. His other qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in engineering and MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, a business school that ranks among the top 3 in India. Before his PhD, Nishant was teaching at India’s biggest private university (Amity University) as an Assistant Professor in Finance and Accounting. He also has 9 years of industry experience in a variety of areas such as risk management and strategy among others.

Nishant has papers under review at journals such as Accounting, Organizations, and Society (AOS), European Accounting Review (EAR) etc.

Current projects


2021, "Information Environment and Cost Behavior", with Mani Sethuraman (Cornell University) and Abdul Khizer (Indian School of Business)


2017, "Managerial Time and Quality of Decision Making", with Shyam V. Sunder (University of Arizona) and Abdul Khizer (Indian School of Business)

2016, “Cost Behaviour under Demand and Price Uncertainties”, with Sanjay Kallapur (Indian
School of Business) and Ranjani Krishnan (Michigan State University)

2016, "Volunteering for Smoke and Mirrors? A Study of the Voluntary Adoption of Accounting Standards", with Ranjani Krishnan (Michigan State University) and Luke Weiler (Michigan State University), under review at AOS


Industrial relevance

Amity University - Assistant Professor Finance and Accounting, 2011-2013, India

American Express - Manager, Risk Modeling, 2007-2011, India

Unitech Developers -  Manager, Strategy, 2006-2007, India 

Tata Consultancy Services -  Software Engineer, 2002-2004, India

Funding overview

2018, Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Incubator Grant

2019, AFAANZ ECR Grant

Education/Academic qualification

Accounting, Fellow in Management (equivalent to PhD), Indian School of Business

Award Date: 14 Jun 2018


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